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#1 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #1 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #1 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #1 Hottest Days: States #1 Most Brewery Permits: States #1 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #1 Most Seniors: States #1 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #2 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #2 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #2 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #2 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #2 Most Prisoners: States #2 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #2 Most Wanted Unidentified Bank Robbers: States #3 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #3 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #3 Longest Retirements: States #3 Most Never-Marrieds: States #4 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #4 Highest Unemployment: States #4 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #5 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #7 Biggest Class Divisions: States #8 Largest Wage Increases: States #9 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #10 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #11 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #11 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #12 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #13 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #15 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #15 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #15 Most Educated: States #16 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #16 Most Miserable: States #17 Most Expensive Droughts: States #20 Most Deficient Bridges: States #20 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #22 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #24 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #24 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #26 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #27 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #28 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #30 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #31 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #32 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #32 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #33 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #33 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #33 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #34 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #35 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #35 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #35 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #37 Most Volunteers: States #38 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #39 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #39 Most Vaccinated Children: States #40 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #40 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #40 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #41 Most Drunks: States #42 Longest Marriages: States #42 Most Married Residents: States #42 Worst Dental Health: States #44 Highest GDP Growth: States #44 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #44 Most Divorced Residents: States #44 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #46 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #47 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #48 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #49 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #49 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #50 Getting Fatter Fastest: States